Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1588 Philosopher, Thomas Hobbes

In 1649 Philanthropist, Elihu Yale (Yale University named in his honor)

In 1726 Benjamin Harrison, signed Declaration of Independence

In 1827 Physician, Joseph Lister (founder of aseptic surgery)

In 1856 Black educator/social reformer, Booker T. Washington

In 1858 Botanist, Washington Atlee Burpee (founded mail-order seed company)

In 1871 College football coach, Glenn "Scobey Pop" Warner (Jim Thorpe)

In 1894 Aircraft designer, Lawrence Dale Bell (founded Bell Aircraft)

In 1900 Actor, Spencer Tracy (Father of the Bride, Boys Town) [d: 6-10-67]

In 1901 Presidential aid/ambassador, Chester Bowles [d: 5-25-86]

In 1901 Actor/game show host, Melvyn Douglas [d: 8-4-81]

In 1905 Actor, Bill Raisch (one armed man-The Fugitive) [d: 7-31-84]

In 1908 Actress, Bette Davis (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel) [d: 10-6-89]

In 1908 Writer, Mary Hemingway (Ernest Hemmingway Biography) [d: 11-26-86]

In 1908 Actor, Grady Sutton (Sturgis-Pruitts of Southhampton) [d: 9-17-95]

In 1908 Berlin Philharmonic conductor, Herbert Von Karajan [d: 7-16-89]

In 1909 Producer, Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli (James Bond) [d: 8-27-96]

In 1911 Actor, Gordon Jones (Butch Barton-Ozzie & Harriet) [d: 1-20-63]

In 1914 Professor/actor, John Davis (Our Gang) [d: 11-3-92]

In 1916 Actor, Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur) [d: 6-12-03]

In 1917 Author, Robert Bloch (Hugo, Psycho) [d: 9-23-94]

In 1920 Author, Arthur Hailey (Hotel, Airport) [d: 11-24-04]

In 1921 Game show host/announcer, Robert Q. Lewis [d: 12-11-91]

In 1922 Actor, Christopher Hewett (Mr. Belvedere) [d: 8-3-01]

In 1922 Actress, Gale Storm (Margie-My Little Margie) [d: 6-27-09]

In 1923 Playwright/actor, Michael V. Gazzo (The Godfather II) [d: 2-14-95]

In 1923 Nguyen Van Thieu, president of South Vietnam (1967-75) [d: 9-29-01]

In 1926 Director, Roger Corman (Little Shop of Horrors) (91)

In 1928 Singer, Tony Williams (Platters) [d: 8-14-92]

In 1929 Actor, Nigel Hawthorne (Amistad) [d: 12-26-01]

In 1929 Songwriter/music producer, Joe Meek (Telstar-Tornadoes) [d: 2-3-67]

In 1931 Country singer/songwriter, Jack Clement [d: 8-8-13]

In 1934 Actor/impressionist, Frank Gorshin (The Riddler-Batman) [d: 5-17-05]

In 1934 Runner, Tina Maria Stone (1 year distance record: 15,472 miles) [d: 12-26-10]

In 1934 Jazz saxophonist, Stanley Turrentine [d: 9-12-00]

In 1934 Singer/actress, Shani Wallis (Oliver, Great Mouse Detective) (83)

In 1935 British astronomer, Donald Lynden-Bell (82)

In 1937 Former Chairman U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell (80)

In 1939 Singer, Ronnie White (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) [d: 8-26-95]

In 1941 Singer/violinist, David LaFlamme (It's a Beautiful Day) (76)

In 1941 Actor, Michael Moriarty (Bang The Drum Slowly, Law & Order) (76)

In 1941 Violinist/singer, Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention) [d: 6-3-16]

In 1942 Singer/songwriter, Allan Clarke (Hollies) (75)

In 1943 Actor, Max Gail (Stanley-Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab) (74)

In 1943 Actor, Jonathan Lynn (Doctor in the House) (74)

In 1944 Singer, Nicholas Caldwell (The Whispers) [d: 1-5-16]

In 1946 Actress/author, Jane Asher (former girlfriend of Paul McCartney) (71)

In 1949 Astronaut, Judith Resnik (Challenger disaster) [d: 1-28-86]

In 1950 Singer, Agnetha Faltskog (Abba) (67)

In 1950 Astronaut, Franklin R. Chang-Diaz (STS-61C, 34, 46) (67)

In 1951 Former baseball player, Rennie Stennett (Pirates) (66)

In 1952 Actor, Mitch Pileggi (Skinner-The X-Files) (65)

In 1954 Actor, Christopher S. Nelson (Sons & Daughters) (63)

In 1958 Bodybuilder, Cammie Lusko (59)

In 1961 Actress, Lisa Zane (Melina Paros-L.A. Law) (56)

In 1966 Guitarist, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) (51)

In 1967 Country singer, Troy Gentry (50)

In 1967 Actress, Tasia Valenza (All My Children, The Heights) (50)

In 1968 Playmate, Gianna Amore (August-1989) (49)

In 1968 Singer, Paula Cole ("Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?") (49)

In 1971 Actress, Krista Allen-Moritt (Liar Liar, Days of Our Lives) (46)

In 1972 Country singer, Pat Green (45)

In 1973 Singer/producer, Pharrell Williams (Happy) (44)

In 1975 Rap singer, Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) (42)

In 1982 Actress, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) (35)

In 1989 Actress, Lily James (Downton Abbey, Cinderella) (28)

In 1986 Singer, Jidenna ("Classic Man," "Yoga") (31)

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